What’s happening behind closed doors in the NFL about Colin Kaepernick – with both individual teams and the league’s offices – is really anybody’s guess at this point.
General managers may pretend they want nothing to do with the embattled quarterback but the dichotomy between badly needing a new football slinger and being too timid to deter the team’s fan base by hiring him is something they’re all weighing.
Now Kaepernick has a workout scheduled in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday where the NFL informed teams of the event, and by endorsing it, the NFL just gave him the biggest middle finger.
There’s no question that Colin Kaepernick was the worst headache the NFL has had since its conception. Kaepernick single-handedly swayed fans away from the product because he selfishly kneeled before the pregame National Anthem three years ago.
Liberals claimed it was a peaceful protest for social injustice amongst police officers towards minorities, while others viewed it as a grotesque disrespect towards anybody who gave their life for American freedoms.
There have been so many injuries to quarterbacks this season that it might rank as the worst we’ve seen in the history of the league. Both Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger were injured early in the season. Brees is back but Roethlisberger is out for the season. Cam Newton was just recently placed on Injured Reserve so he’s also out.
Also, Andrew Luck retired right before the season began.
We’ve never seen this many backup quarterbacks taking on the starting roles like this ever before. Some of them are playing really well too like Kyle Allen of the Carolina Panthers and Mason Crosby of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The funny thing about all of this is nobody was talking about bringing in Kaepernick like many liberal sports analysts have screamed into the void like past seasons.
And that’s probably why Kaepernick insisted on holding a private workout in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday where any team is invited to attend. So far, the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions are sending representatives to view the 31-year-old in action.
The NFL also informed every team that he would be holding this private workout and therein lies the hilarity of it all.
For some odd reason they scheduled this practice on a Saturday versus Tuesday when these kinds of workouts traditionally happen.
Why would they do that when most NFL teams are either traveling or preparing for Sunday football when the majority of them play?
Also, many coaches and general managers spend their Saturday’s watching college football to prepare for the following year’s NFL draft.
So why Saturday?
It’s because the NFL is sending Kaepernick a big middle finger for all the headaches he’s caused the league over the years. They know teams aren’t available to view his workout and that’s the whole point of it all.
Kaepernick tweeted out after the NFL endorsed it by saying; “I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.”
I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 13, 2019
At first glance this seems like he’s grateful, right?
But if you re-read it again with sarcasm oozing out of the tweet then it makes a lot more sense. The reason why it’s likely it should be interpreted like that is because of the specific “can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.”
There is no way Kaepernick is that naïve to think any head coaches or GMs will be available to see him on Saturday. He knows teams will only be able to send reps considering it’s right before football Sunday.
The NFL did this intentionally and that’s pretty hilarious.